XenWord 3.0.5.02 is now available in the download area of the store. This release is the bug fix for the first version to be marked beta. The release is installed on Tux Reports, and this post comments will show off some of the new features. Please test this release on a development environment before using it on a live production website.
XenWord is a simple, incrementally developed bridge between XenForo community forums and WordPress. Development began in the summer of 2013 with the initial release available in January 2014.
This version has a very important bug fix for any site which used versions prior to XenWord 3.0.1. XenForo replies are now written to the WordPress comment system and the native WordPress comment system is being used. This means third-party plugins such as wpDiscuz may be used on a website, allowing live updates for members.
Before replies from XenForo are written, a WordPress comment must be created. This is due to the WordPress hook used in the Displays.php file. If you’d prefer, you may replace line 34 comments_array with the hook the_content.
( 110 ) Beta Release 3.0.5.02 – April 27, 2016
Bug Fix: Comment duplication
Now that the XenWord plugin has entered beta, the focus will shift to fixing bug reported in the bug forum. As bugs are squashed then the plugin will move from beta to release candidate then gold. No new features will be added until this version sequence is complete.
Please ask any questions regarding this release in the pre-sales forum.
Before installing the XenWord plugin, please make sure you aligned the IDs and user_ids for the administrator, editor, contributor accounts. The www settings for WordPress and XenForo must be the same (including capitalizations). Create WordPress Administrator, WordPress Editor, WordPress Author, and WordPress Contributor user groups in XenForo. After activation, you must set the absolute path to XenForo. Next, turn on advanced user mapping and map the secondary user groups to WordPress roles.
Do NOT use FTP to upload this plugin. Please use the Add New plugin under the WordPress plugins area.
Please do not overwrite older versions of XenWord. Upload the zip file through the plugins –> Add New. Deactivate the older version. Login with your WordPress admin account, activate the new XenWord version. You will be asked to Login with the XenForo admin account. Go through all settings in the XenWord Settings Panel. Save and test.
Please do not open a support ticket or send a private message. If you run into issues then please open a new thread in the support forums. It’s vital that you add as much information as possible to help figure out the issue.
New documentation for the first beta version is slowly being uploaded. Video and screenshots may vary based on the release, therefore, feel free to post any suggestions and request clarification in the support forums.
I appreciate all of the feedback so that XenWord is improved.